Issue # 61 | March 2018

 
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--:
 
It's never been a better time to be part of Project SYNCERE. 

It's been a real pleasure watching our E-CADEMY Program grow. Recently, our students were able to have a few truly unique experiences. Our program allows students to go into the field to learn directly from professional engineers who know their craft better than anyone. Keep scrolling to learn more about our E-CADEMY field trips! 

Meanwhile, we've developed some exciting partnerships around Chicago including one with an innovative hotel. Project SYNCERE's Executive Director, Jason Coleman recently took to WGN radio to talk about our mission and more. 

If this is the type of groundbreaking place you could see yourself working or interning at, you're in luck! Project SYNCERE has several open positions and we're looking for superb candidates to apply. 

Thanks for keeping up with Project SYNCERE and we hope to see you soon!  

All the best,
 
The Project SYNCERE Team  
 
 
 
 
E-CADEMY OUT IN THE FIELD 
 
 
 
 
The last few months have been extremely eventful for the students in our E-CADEMY program.

Project SYNCERE held an open house in January to showcase our students' progress and achievements in the program. 
 
 
 
 
Our students have also been stretching their legs and getting out into the community. The E-CADEMY Program allows students to go into professional atmospheres and talk to working engineers.

Recently, Zebra Technologies, a leader in computer technologies, spoke to students during a tour about their experiences from an engineering, technical customer service, and human resources perspective. Plus, students got to propose a product-based solution to a fictitious company's inefficiency.  A good day, all around! 
 
 
 
 
E-CADEMY students were also treated to a field trip to Radius Innovations. On our trip, Radius engineers challenged students to make biking safer by leading them through the design process. Students researched and created prototypes of their product designs. 
 
 
 
 
Finally, engineers from Focal Point Lights walked students through the company's design process of commercial lighting. Students gained perspective on how engineers work with their clients to customize lighting fixtures. Students were able to see the entire process of the design from concept to production at their local design and manufacturing facility.
 
 
 
 
SCIENCE IS COOL CONFERENCE
 
 
 
 
On February 23, Project SYNCERE partnered with Malcolm X College to host 300 middle school students for its annual Science is Cool Conference. The conference took place at the intersection of Engineer's Week and Black History Month promoting STEM to students who participated in a rigorous engineering project while tackling the Safe Stopping Design Challenge.  

During the event, we received assistance from stellar volunteers from corporations like Boeing, Weinberg Choi Realty, AT&T, and BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois. Through the Science is Cool Conference, Project SYNCERE aims to expose, excite, and engage students in engineering through our hands-on workshop. 
 
 
 
 
PROJECT SYNCERE ON WGN RADIO
 
 
 
 
Project SYNCERE recently took to the airwaves to talk about our mission and our partnership with Hotel EMC2

Hotel EMC2, which opened in the Streeterville community in 2017, prides itself on promoting art and science; a perfect match for Project SYNCERE's STEM-focused vision.

Project SYNCERE's Executive Director, Jason Coleman and Hotel EMC2 spoke with WGN's Frank Fontana about this exciting new partnership. You can listen to the entire interview here

 
 
 
 
NEW GRANTS 
 
 
 
 
We would like to thank our new partners for their generous funding contributions that allow us to keep working towards our mission.
 
 
 
 
Thank you to PPG for the funding to support our E-CADEMY Program. PPG is a global innovator in paints and coatings, committed to the continued advancements in technology and science. 
 
 
 
 
Our sincerest thanks to Victory Challenge for its continued support of our E-CADEMY program. Victory Challenge mentors and supports at-risk adolescents in the Chicagoland area and prepares them to be successful in high school, college, and adult life. 
 
 
 
 
We want to take a moment to thank the Polk Bros. Foundation for their continued support of our ENpowered Program. Their new 2-year grant will go a long way. The  Polk Bros. Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago by partnering with non-profit organizations that work to provide better access to quality education. 
 
 
 
 
Project SYNCERE is Hiring! 
 
 
 
 
We're always looking for passionate new team members who care about our mission. Project SYNCERE is hoping to find some talented candidates for the following positions: 
  • Development Manager
  • Engineering Program Facilitators 
  • Social Media Intern 
  • Alumni Relations Intern
  • Marketing Intern 

To apply, visit our website: projectsynere.org  
 
 
 
 
 
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